Does timing belt on 2004 Lexus RX with 200,000+ miles need to be replaced a second time? Had it done at 100,000 miles.

Asked by May 30, 2015 at 01:16 PM about the 2004 Lexus RX 330 FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Dealership salesman mentioned that it should/could be done but the car runs well and has
no leaks.  However, I want to continue driving on longer trips with confidence.

2 Answers

Yes absolutely. Lexus specs say 90,000 miles or 120 months, 10 years whatever comes FIRST. And the 3.3 is an interference engine. http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-second-generation/725725-2004-rx330-timing-belt-replacement.html

4 people found this helpful.

Running well and no leaks is all well and good, but has nothing to do with timing belt. Actually is is not likely to break, some of the people on the Lexus forums run theirs 120,000+ miles but that is the far upper limit. But if it did break you are talking major engine damage. Have the water pump done while they are in there if you opt to have it changed I realize I am talking as if it has never been done, but when you had it changed at 100k the clock starts again, after another 90k according to the Lexus maintenance schedule.

3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

RX 330

Looking for a Used RX 330 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,187 nationwide RX 330 listings starting at $3,500.

ZIP:

Lexus RX 330 Experts

  • #1
    mastersgt
    Reputation
    780
  • #2
    Dariele Auteri
    Reputation
    570
  • #3
    drakeestates
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus RX 300
12 Great Deals out of 708 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander
393 Great Deals out of 51,862 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota RAV4
544 Great Deals out of 79,733 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
752 Great Deals out of 73,889 listings starting at $1,250
Used Acura MDX
294 Great Deals out of 16,459 listings starting at $1,750
Used Lexus ES 330
12 Great Deals out of 788 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda CR-V
611 Great Deals out of 78,549 listings starting at $1,995
Used Lexus GS 300
7 Great Deals out of 530 listings starting at $2,995
Used Lexus GX 470
21 Great Deals out of 1,080 listings starting at $5,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
254 Great Deals out of 34,432 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Prius
154 Great Deals out of 18,102 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Lexus RX 330 FWD For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 107 listings starting at $5,995
2005 Lexus RX 330 FWD For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 180 listings starting at $4,725
2004 Lexus RX 330 FWD For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 178 listings starting at $4,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.